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Texas girl, 6, battling cancer sworn in as police officer

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) – A 6-year-old Houston-area girl who’s battling cancer has had her dream come true of being sworn in as a Texas police officer.

Congratulations to the newest member of the Freeport Police Department, Honorary Officer Abigail Rose Arias! She took an oath today to continue fighting the “bad guys” until she is cancer free! What a great day for the City of Freeport, and our Law Enforcement Family from all over this great state, who were in attendance! Also a special thanks to Rick Fernandez owner of Cop Stop Inc. for the wonderful FPD uniform and duty rig! #thinblueline Ruben Arias

Posted by Freeport Police Department on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Police in Freeport tweeted details of Thursday’s ceremony honoring Abigail Arias. Chief Ray Garivey had learned of Abigail’s interest in law enforcement.

Photos from today’s blessed event of the swearing in ceremony of Honorary Freeport Police Officer Abigail Rose Arias….

Posted by Freeport Police Department on Thursday, February 7, 2019

The chief administered the oath to the girl, who wore a custom-made police uniform, and then gave her a big hug. Abigail stood on a stepladder as she raised her right hand to join the police department in Freeport, a city of about 12,000 located 50 miles south of Houston.

Uniformed officers from a number of agencies were on hand to officially welcome Abigail as a member of Texas law enforcement.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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